World Floor Champion Hypolito – knee surgery

Diego.jpgOlympic Floor Champion Kyle Shewfelt was injured at Worlds 2007 and is making a comeback for Beijing.

Diego Hypolito then won Worlds. And now he will be doing the same thing as Kyle. Coming back after injury.


World champion gymnast Diego Hypolito from Brazil has to undergo knee surgery.

The operation is a right-knee arthroscopy which will put him out of action for four weeks.

“We don’t know exactly when the injury happened,” his coach Renato Araujo said. “He began feeling the pain last Friday and medical exams showed the surgery was necessary.”

“Obviously it will be a problem,” Araujo said. “He will have to miss training sessions, and practice time is always important. He will have to overcome this.” …

Beijing Olympic Games blog

photo original – flickr

On the bright side for Brazil, 25-year-old Daiane dos Santos is healthy and making a run at the Olympics. She was 2006 World Cup Finals gold medalist on Floor.

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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